Category: Home & Garden

For Garden Design Inspiration, Look Beyond the Fence Line (5 photos)

We all want to help wildlife and see it thrive in our gardens. Providing native plants that pollinators know and have evolved with is critical, as is matching the right plants to the site conditions. But it’s not just plant selection we should think about when encouraging wildlife. We should also think...

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Shop Houzz: Farmhouse Sinks and Kitchen Textiles (154 photos)

A wide apron-front sink and a colorful dish towel can stylishly tackle all manner of messes. Shop this collection of basins and kitchen textiles that are one part functional and many parts stylish for a kitchen filled with personality.

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How to Use Perforated Metal in Your Home Design (14 photos)

Perforated metal is commonly seen in industrial and commercial venues, and now it is making its way into residential design. Its characteristics make it ideal for both structural and decorative applications, because it shields and encloses spaces while allowing for light, ventilation and visual openness....

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Shop Houzz: Kitchen of the Month — Light and Modern Farmhouse (133 photos)

The airy, no-frills style of farmhouse furnishings makes them seem destined to be teamed with minimalist modern furnishings. Here we’ve gathered stylish finds with the best elements of both styles. Embrace the look of this month’s kitchen and browse this guide for everything you’ll need to...

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Serene Shade of Blue for a Shaker-Style Kitchen (6 photos)

When a retired couple bought their 1847 house in Boston nearly 10 years ago, they asked architect Lynn Hopkins to make updates throughout much of the house. However, the kitchen, previously remodeled in the 1970s, was in relatively good shape, so the couple opted to live with it as is until a later date....

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Room of the Day: A Year-Round Cherry Blossom Festival in the Bath (6 photos)

Interior designer Caroline Beaupere fell in love with a cherry tree in her backyard in Brooklyn, New York. “I would clip branches to force indoors to keep the cherry blossom festival going for as long as possible,” she says. So when these clients wanted to do something spectacular in their master bath,...

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Hardworking Laundry Rooms That Have Gone to the Dogs (19 photos)

As our lives revolve around our beloved critters more, we need to make space for them. If you have at least a medium-size laundry room, or a combined laundry room-mudroom, it’s prime real estate for dog needs. Pet-washing stations can also double as a place to rinse off muddy boots and rinse out laundry....

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Houzz Tour: Customized Prefabs Nestled in a California Hillside (10 photos)

After BJ Siegel, an architect and Apple’s director of store design, and his wife, Danielle, purchased 4 acres of land in Sonoma County, they spent years camping on the site while figuring out how and where to build a home away from home. Eventually they found Alchemy...

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9 Details That Count: How to Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxe (18 photos)

What makes high-end bathrooms feel so luxurious? Is it the large slabs of expensive marble and the deep soaking tub? Partially, yes. But often, deluxe bathrooms also benefit from thoughtful details that can make the space feel glamorous, even spa-like. So if you’re not in the market to rip out...

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What to Look for in a House if You Have Kids (10 photos)

If you have kids (or are planning to) and you’re shopping for a house, your what-to-look-for checklist is probably already a mile long. To avoid getting swamped by the home buying process, focus on what you really want from your home. Beyond the basics of location, price, condition and school district,...

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